Welcome to 'the world in one country'.
With its astonishing range of cultures and landscapes, South Africa is often referred to as ‘the world in one country’.
The national motto ‘unity in diversity’ also reflects the country’s great pride in its multi-ethnic heritage, which sees its mainly African culture complemented by European and Asian influences.
South Africa promises amazing experiences for both luxury and budget travellers. Attractions include spectacularly beautiful landscapes with adventure at every turn, fascinating historical sites and nearly 2,000 miles of stunning beaches. Its history is as epic as its scenery, and its vineyards are some of the best in the world.
A trip to South Africa is not complete without taking in some of the country’s unrivalled opportunities for wildlife-watching. Spot the ‘Big Five’ on a safari, hang out with friendly penguins on the beach, go whale-watching or brace yourself for a heart-stopping shark cage diving experience.
Combine all this culture, history and adventure with beautiful weather all year round, and South Africa really does provide a perfect backdrop for language study abroad.
For some of the most spectacular elephant viewing in the world, head to Addo Elephant National Park – the third largest of South Africa’s great national parks.
Wherever you are planning to swirl and sip, there are some universal rules you should stick to, to ensure your trip flows as smoothly as your wine.